Microsoft Edge browser can now open Office documents directly without downloading
According to the news released by the Microsoft Edge browser development team, the current Microsoft Edge Canary version has added new features, designed to allow users to directly open Office documents without downloading them.
For example, when we click on some links with the suffixes DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, the browser will download the file directly to the local under normal circumstances. The new feature of Microsoft Edge is that you can view the file directly in the browser, so you don’t need to download it.
This is a good feature for office workers who often need to view shared documents. After all, many documents we only need to view part of the content, even if they are downloaded locally for viewing, they will still be deleted.
It is worth noting that Microsoft has always liked to open in A/B testing, so although this feature is in the beta version, it is still not available to all users. At present, only some users receive this feature. If the user receives this feature, it will be in the settings.
This option is turned on by default. If the user does not like the online preview, you can turn it off so that clicking on the Office file will turn it into a direct download. In addition, seeing this option means that you can test the function, if there is no option, it means that it has not been pushed to you.